Studying the Sky: HPU Professor Joins NASA Research Expedition to South Africa

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 24, 2017 – A High Point University professor is part of a research expedition team traveling to South Africa to collect data for NASA’s New Horizons probe. Jeff Regester, HPU instructor of physics and astronomy, is a lead observer on a team that includes scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, MIT, […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 16, 2017 – High Point University faculty, staff and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   PA Student Selected for National Award Christina Saldanha, a second-year Physician Assistant Studies student at HPU, received a national award from the Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology. […]

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HPU Civitan Club Leader Earns Top Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 15, 2017 – Kayla Jones, a High Point University junior and strategic communication major from Cary, was named Campus Civitan of the Year for the second year in a row by Civitan International. The award, presented to the top Campus Civitan each year out of all campus clubs in Civitan International, […]

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Shirley Disseler Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 11, 2017 – Dr. Shirley Disseler, associate professor of education at High Point University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award during the 2017 Commencement ceremony. The award is named for Meredith Clark Slane, a friend to the university, and has been given annually since 1973 to recognize excellence in […]

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Brad Barlow Receives Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 11, 2017 – Dr. Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, received the Ruth Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award during High Point University’s 2017 Commencement ceremony. The award recognizes a full-time faculty member for exemplary accomplishments in research and creative endeavors. Barlow teaches introductory and advanced courses in physics and astronomy. […]

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Inspires HPU Graduates

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2017 – Wolf Blitzer told the 1,000 graduates at High Point University today that before he became an Emmy Award-winning journalist and CNN anchor, he had to learn to show up, be curious and work hard. Blitzer, who said he began his journalism career as a “young man sheepishly introducing […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2017 – High Point University welcomed four new staff members during the month of April. They are as follows:   Michael CasaSanta joined the Student Success program as a student success coach. This is a newly created position. He provides academic and transitional support to freshmen majoring in business by […]

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Servant Leadership: Nita Williams’ Door is Always Open

There’s a door that’s always open behind the circulation desk of Smith Library. It leads to the office of LaNita Williams, who’s served High Point University students for almost 30 years. Hundreds of students like Aria Real have walked through the door over the years to find Williams working but always welcoming. Her soft-spoken nature […]

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10 Things To Do Before Commencement

Commencement is just around the corner and we are anxiously awaiting the graduation celebrations and traditions such as watching the bald eagle fly over our graduating class and  welcoming a global thought leader to campus to address our students! This year, we welcome CNN’s Wolf Blitzer as our 2017 Commencement Speaker. Blitzer will join the ranks […]

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Alumnus Gives Major Gift to HPU for New Conservatory

Pictured is an artistic rendering of High Point University’s future Caine Conservatory, supported by a major gift from Don and Teresa Caine. HIGH POINT, N.C., April 24, 2017 – Don and Teresa Caine, owners of Greensboro-based Camco Manufacturing, have generously given a major gift in support of a new Conservatory at High Point University. It […]

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HPU Family Celebrates Earth Day 2017

HPU students Ashley Britton and Megan Nerney enjoy fresh corn during the annual Earth Day Celebration. HIGH POINT, N.C., April 21, 2017 – The High Point University family celebrated Earth Day today with local companies and wildlife organizations in the Cottrell Amphitheatre. Students tasted cold-pressed juice, fed animals at the petting zoo, learned about the lives of […]

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Arbor Day Celebration Highlights Expanding Gardens and Tree Collection

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 20, 2017 – As several hundred community members gathered today at High Point University’s Cottrell Amphitheater to celebrate Arbor Day amidst the campus’s more than 3,000 taxa of plants, a special group of alumnae pledged to help keep the campus tree collection growing. For the eighth consecutive year, HPU received the […]

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HPU and Triad Universities Host 12th Global Communication Association Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 19, 2017 – High Point University served as a primary host for the 12th annual Global Communication Association Conference (GCC). Host universities also included, the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Winston Salem State University, Elon University, Mazoon University College and Bayan College. Each year, GCA invites the brightest minds in the […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2017 – High Point University faculty, staff, students and alumni recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Alumna Selected for Mississippi Teacher Corps Christine Rickert, a 2016 HPU graduate who majored in international relations, political science and Spanish, was selected for the Mississippi Teacher Corps. Through […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2017 – High Point University welcomed four new staff members during the month of March. They are as follows:   Jenny Sweitzer joins the Office of Academic Services as a learning excellence specialist. Sweitzer provides individualized academic support to students in the Learning Excellence Program. She meets with students once […]

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Junior Recognized for Service with Newman Civic Fellows Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2017 – High Point University junior Jasmyn Alexander is a recipient of the 2017 Newman Civic Fellows Award from Campus Compact. This national award honors college student leaders for their dedicated passion to service, research and advocacy for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Alexander, an exercise science major on […]

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HPU to Host Annual Arbor Day Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2017 – The community is invited to experience High Point University’s Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens as well as recent additions to its vibrant campus during the annual Arbor Day Celebration. The event will be held at 4 p.m. on April 20 in the Cottrell Amphitheater. It is […]

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